9 Apr 2019
A bit of a return to form. Although it used to be common, I haven't used a red pen on a sketch for at least five years. I drew this convenience store seven years ago and included picture of the CookieTime cookie monster on the top. This time I tried to show a glow that emanates from the actual chocolate-chunked beauties themselves.
20 Feb 2019
I wasn't going to draw this. I planned on taking a few minutes of my day to get out of email debt or maybe network socially. I checked my messages but then put it away. I reached for my sketchbook instead and drew what was in front of me. I guess that is the nature of the process. I don't have a drawing ability that I was born with. Any skill that I have, has been practiced for years. I suppose that I draw as much as some other people use their phones, and that, really could be the secret.
11 Feb 2019
27 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
Apparently, I have baby blood. That's what the nurse said when I was donating blood. It turns out that it wasn't an Arnold Schwarzenegger type of insult. Mine just happens to fit the uncommon criteria if a new born baby needs a blood transfusion. Afterwards, I had a cuppa and sketched the other donors.
30 Dec 2018
29 Nov 2018
Huatoki Plaza was a retail building that was removed to expose the covered stream beneath it. New Plymouth made a reasonably boring urban space for people to ignore. One day, an artist put up a paste-up image of a face to try to make it better. It probably did because these days, the Plaza has several artists' work on various buildings that face it. I've sketched one of the buildings a few times and currently has artwork by Phil 'Suspect' Jones. His studio is actually in the Plaza and his murals are all around town.
27 Nov 2018
|Sea Lions snoozing at La Jolla near San Diego|
|San Diego Zoo|
|San Diego zoo|
|San Jose - Apple HQ Silicon Valley|
|Ford Trimotor San Diego Air & Space Museum|
|Outside Fort Hunter Liggett Army Base between San Francisco & LA|
|Bronze 'Top Men' hauling in the sheets - Dana Point|
|One of Rodin's 'Thinker's' - Stanford University Palo Alto|